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Choosing the Best Font for PowerPoint: 10 Tips & Examples

Typography / 6 Feb 2020

Choosing the Best Font for PowerPoint: 10 Tips & Examples

There’s a fine art to creating a great PowerPont presentation that wows. With so many tricks and features in this little bit of software, it’s more likely to see a bad presentation than a good one (and you don’t want to be that person!)

While there are a lot of factors that contribute to the overall design, choosing a suitable font for PowerPoint is near the top of the list. The audience needs to be able to read the words on the screen with ease, to ensure that your presentation is as effective as possible.

So how do you do it? Where do you start when choosing a font for PowerPoint? We have 10 tips for you with a few examples of PowerPoint slides (and templates) that will impress your audience.

20 Stylish Resume Color Schemes

Graphics / 4 Feb 2020

20 Stylish Resume Color Schemes

Resume design can be a funny thing. Where’s the line between too little color and too much? We’re featuring 20 resume color schemes (with stunning examples) to help give you some ideas.

Personally, I believe it is a balance between showing off your personality and design style in relation to the job you are applying for. So, you might have a couple of resume designs, depending on who you are sending them to.

Another factor is printing. Are you going with a design that requires professional printing or are you doing it yourself? Think about all these things as you peruse these stylish resume color schemes for inspiration. (Note: Mixes are provided in HEX, but if you plan to print, make sure to use CMYK color.)

Airline Logos: The 20 Best and Worst Examples

Inspiration / 4 Feb 2020

Airline Logos: The 20 Best and Worst Examples

The best way to learn logo design is to learn from the very best and the worst. In this case study, we explore some of the best airline logos as well as a few terrible logo designs, to help you learn the right way to design a logo and the mistakes to avoid.

Why airline logos? Well, it’s all about branding. Incorporating a brand identity into a logo design is the main part of logo design. It plays a key role in making the logo more appealing to its target audience.

Airlines usually target and serve various audiences. As a result, they are also challenged with designing a logo that appeals to all audiences around the world. This makes airline logos a great source for learning how to properly craft a logo that effectively promotes the brand.

Let’s start by checking out some of the best logos made by airlines.

20+ Best Free Business Card Templates (Fully Printable)

Inspiration / 4 Feb 2020

20+ Best Free Business Card Templates (Fully Printable)

In this collection, we bring you some of the best free business card templates for easily printing a few business cards by yourself to promote your services and business.

Whether you’re a freelancer attending a local event or promoting a small business, you’ll find plenty of great templates in this list.

If you want to look more professional, we recommend using a premium business card template with a unique design. However, if you’re low on budget or simply printing a few cards at home for a small event, a free template will also help get the job done.

You can find many free business card templates all over the Internet, but ones with professional designs are hard to come by. We did all the work of finding them for you. Have a look.

30+ Best Photoshop Watercolor Brushes (Free & Premium)

Inspiration / 3 Feb 2020

30+ Best Photoshop Watercolor Brushes (Free & Premium)

Watercolor design is a popular trend, not just used in digital backgrounds, but also in greeting card and wedding invitation designs. In this post, we’re sharing the best Photoshop watercolor brushes for creating your own unique watercolor designs.

If you’ve been looking for a way to make designs look more vibrant with colors, using a watercolor-themed design is the best way to get that job done. Of course, you can’t create an authentic watercolor effect with just any Photoshop brush. You need brushes that have been handcrafted with watercolor strokes and swashes.

We’ve found a collection of watercolor-themed Photoshop brushes created by professionals, most of which include brushes based on real paintbrush strokes. Feel free to download and experiment!

Product Hunt Year in Review for Web Designers: 20 Picks

Software / 3 Feb 2020

Product Hunt Year in Review for Web Designers: 20 Picks

Product Hunt recently released its giant list of the best featured products of 2019. It’s packed with plenty of neat tools and resources, for businesses, freelancers, designers and developers alike.

To help you find the best tools for working as a designer, we’ve narrowed down the list to the 20 best items for web designers (in no particular order).

We’re covering everything from colours and fonts, to CSS and grids. You’re bound to find a few incredibly helpful tools that you haven’t come across before!

30+ Best Portrait Photoshop Actions

Inspiration / 31 Jan 2020

30+ Best Portrait Photoshop Actions

Retouching and enhancing portrait photos is a time-consuming task, and starting from scratch with every photo can be frustrating. Using a portrait Photoshop Action can save time, and give you a beautiful result with a few clicks. Let’s dive into some of the best portrait Photoshop Actions available today.

These Photoshop Actions help you save time and improve your workflow when editing a portrait photo. You can use them to instantly retouch photos, add makeup, enhance colors, add effects, adjust toning, and much more with just a single click.

Say hello to a faster, simpler workflow (and some impressive end results!). And if you’re looking for more advice and guidance on using these, our Photoshop Actions feature is a great place to start.

We’re also sharing our tips for editing portrait photos to help give you a head start.

20+ Best Fonts for Books (Cover, Titles, and Body Text)

Inspiration / 30 Jan 2020

20+ Best Fonts for Books (Cover, Titles, and Body Text)

Finding the right font is the most important part of book design. It not only plays a key role in improving readability but also helps make your book look more professional.

In this collection, we’re featuring some of the best fonts you can use to design books. It’s always good practice to use at least two different fonts for your titles and body text. Of course, the cover design requires an entirely different font as well.

We made sure to cover all these aspects in this collection by listing fonts for covers, titles, and body text.

Sans-serif fonts are proven to improve readability. It’s ideal to use a sans font for body text. For titles, you can use both serif and sans fonts. However, there are times you may want to mix and match. We’ll leave it up to you to decide.

What Is Modern Web Design in 2020? 20 Stunning Examples

Inspiration / 29 Jan 2020

What Is Modern Web Design in 2020? 20 Stunning Examples

What are the characteristics of a modern website design? It’s a pretty common question.

From clients asking at the start of web projects to designers trying to figure out how to incorporate the newest and trendy elements, figuring out what modern web design looks like is one of our greatest challenges.

The reality is that it is easy to say what modern web design is not. You know an outdated design when you see it for sure. Here, we’ve collected 20 examples of modern web designs to help shape a better idea of what it looks like.

PhotoWorks: An Affordable Lightroom Alternative for Beginners

Reviews / 28 Jan 2020

PhotoWorks: An Affordable Lightroom Alternative for Beginners

Adobe has the industry leading suite of software for designing and photo editing. However, not many designers can afford its hefty monthly subscription.

Thankfully there are many affordable alternatives out there. PhotoWorks is one of them. It’s a simple and beginner-friendly photo editing app for PC that comes with a one-off price tag.

Whether you’re a photographer looking for an app to improve photos or someone looking to optimize their everyday photos without an expert level of photo editing skills, PhotoWorks can be a great option for you.

30+ Modern Professional PowerPoint Templates

Inspiration / 28 Jan 2020

30+ Modern Professional PowerPoint Templates

In today’s collection, we’re bringing you a set of fresh new modern, professional PowerPoint templates for creating presentations that stand out from the crowd. Give your presentation a modern edge, and convey your message in a professional way.

We handpicked a collection of unique and modern PowerPoint templates that you can use for crafting slideshows for all kinds of presentations, including startup pitch decks to business projections, photography, marketing, design, and more.

We’re also sharing our tips for creating a modern presentation, to help you get started fast.

40+ Best Lightroom Presets for Portraits

Inspiration / 27 Jan 2020

40+ Best Lightroom Presets for Portraits

You don’t have to be a pro photographer or a graphic designer to optimize and enhance your portrait photos. With the right Adobe Lightroom preset for portraits, you can apply stunning effects, all by yourself.

In this collection, we feature the best Lightroom presets available for quickly optimizing your portrait photos, selfies, wedding photos, and family photos.

Using these Lightroom presets for portraits, you can enhance your photos like a pro by applying effects instantly (and even customize them to your preference with ease). And don’t forget to read through our tips for using presets on portrait photos for helpful advice on how to integrate them into your workflow!